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  • Lynden Mayor Scott Korthuis
  • Sumas Mayor Bob Bromley
  • Nooksack Mayor Jim Ackerman
  • Everson Mayor John Perry
  • Ferndale Mayor Gary Jensen
  • The City of Ferndale
  • Bellingham Technical College President, Patricia McKeown
  • State Senator Doug Ericksen
  • State Representative Vincent Buys
  • State Representative Jason Overstreet
  • Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, Washington State Legislative Board
  • Northwest Jobs Alliance
  • Northwest Washington Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Northwest Washington Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
  • International Longshore Warehouse Union, Puget Sound District Council
  • Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
  • Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO
  • Puget Sound Pilots Association
  • Bellingham-Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Whatcom County Republicans
  • Washington Realtors
  • Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports
  • Citizens for a Working Whatcom County
  • 58 members of Congress
  • Pierce County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Project Overview

The Gateway Pacific Terminal is a planned multi-commodity export facility that will create 1,250 permanent family wage jobs* at full operations and generate nearly $140 million of economic activity annually in Northwest Washington. The terminal will achieve high environmental standards and will advance the balance of trade using American products to create American jobs. Learn More!

*includes direct, indirect and induced jobs

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The Gateway Pacific Terminal will be a multi-commodity cargo-handling facility for dry bulk commodities, such as grain, potash, and coal. The terminal is designed to handle a variety of commodities, which allows us to adjust to future market changes and ensures the terminal’s long-term viability.

Gateway Pacific Terminal

The site at Cherry Point, Washington is in an area designated for industrial use, and includes around 1,500 acres, with development occurring on about one-quarter of the site.

The site’s proximity to naturally deep water – about 80 feet – will accommodate vessels up to 250,000 dead weight tons, known as “capesize” ships. The 2,980-foot long wharf, which will feature berths for three ships, will be linked to the shore by a 1,250 foot trestle that will move cargo to or from the ships in enclosed conveyor systems. Onshore facilities will include commodity storage, rail lines, warehouses, and administrative offices. The site is served by existing industrial utilities.

Large quantities of commodities can be stored on the site, meaning ships can be loaded immediately, rather than wait for cargo to be delivered. The terminal will be served by the BNSF Railway, which spans the Northern Tier and Midwest from Washington to Illinois.


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